Sunday, April 6, 2014

Special Interests: Love and Politics

Almost exactly one year ago, I pitched a book on Twitter. And tomorrow, it will be out.

Special Interests is a book I never thought I would sell, a book I didn't mean to write: a romance between two Washington, DC, staffers. Politics isn't the most natural fit with romance. It's polarizing. It might put some readers off. But I couldn't keep the shy labor organizer and the arrogant congressional aide out of my head. As I wrote more words, I became more convinced that readers would love them too.

Compared to love, politics is easy…

Union organizer Millie Frank’s world isn’t filled with cocktails and nightclubs…until she’s turned into an unwitting minor celebrity. As if being part of a hostage situation wasn’t traumatizing enough, now her face is splashed across the news. But Millie’s got fresher wounds to nurse—like being shot down by the arrogant bad boy she stupidly hit on.

Parker Beckett will do whatever it takes to close a deal for the senate majority leader, including selling out union labor. Charming and smart on the surface, he’s also cynical and uncommitted—an asset on the Hill. But something about Millie has stuck with him and when negotiations bring her to his office, Parker breaks his own rules and asks her out.

Parker can’t understand how Millie has retained her idealism in a place like D.C. Millie can’t believe what Parker’s willing to sacrifice in order to pass a budget. But as they navigate their political differences, what grows between them looks a lot like a relationship…and maybe even a little like love.
You can preorder it at AmazonB&NCarinaiBooks, KoboAll Romance, and Google Play or add it to your Goodreads shelves. I'll be back with more teasers throughout the day, but here's a link to the entire first chapter.


E.L. F. said...

Congrats on your release, that must be so exciting!

emmabarry30 said...

Thank you! It is.